Lincolnanna malpighiiIn honor of President’s Day, a…

List of Insects Named After Presidents

Can you match the president to the insect?

Insects Named After Presidents

Fill in the blanks below with: a. lincolnanna, b. roosevelti, c. bushi, d. barackobamai

1. ANT: Pheidole __________

2. BEETLE:  Stenomorpha __________

3. BEETLE: Agathidium __________

4. SPIDER: Aptostichus __________

5. WASP: __________ malpighii

Yes! One lucky president has TWO insects named after him.

ANSWERS

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Presidential Insects

1-b. Pheidole roosevelti

2-b. Stenomorpha roosevelti

3-c.  Agathidium bushi

4-d. Aptostichus barackobamai

5-a. Lincolnanna malpighii

Other Animals Named After Presidents

Etheostoma obama, FishBarack Obama
Nystalus obamai, BirdBarack Obama
Obamadon gracilis, Extinct reptileBarack Obama
Paragordius obamai, Horsehair wormBarack Obama
Etheostoma clinton, FishBill Clinton
Neanthes roosevelti, WormFranklin D. Roosevelt
Neomegamphopus roosevelti, CrustaceanFranklin D. Roosevelt
Pycnomma roosevelti, FishFranklin D. Roosevelt
Etheostoma jimmycarter, FishJimmy Carter
Anolis roosevelti, LizardTheodore Roosevelt
Cervus canadensis roosevelti, DeerTheodore Roosevelt
Crocidura roosevelti, ShrewTheodore Roosevelt
Etheostoma teddyroosevelt, FishTheodore Roosevelt
Stenomorpha roosevelti, BeetleTheodore Roosevelt
Chesapecten jeffersonius, ScallopThomas Jefferson
Mammuthus jeffersonii, MammothThomas Jefferson
Megalonyx jeffersonii, Ground slothThomas Jefferson
Taxidea taxus jeffersonii, American badger subspeciesThomas Jefferson

 

ANSWERS

1-b. Pheidole roosevelti

2-b. Stenomorpha roosevelti

3-c.  Agathidium bushi

4-d. Aptostichus barackobamai*

5-a. Lincolnanna malpighii

(*We know spiders are arachnids not insects.)